Maternal and Infant Environmental Exposure Project

Project Timeframe: 2010 to 2013

The Maternal and Infant Environmental Exposure Project is a pilot that will establish the protocols and procedures for a larger biomonitoring effort. These protocols include participant recruitment and interviews; specimen collection, transport, processing, and analysis; and reporting of biomonitoring results to participants. At the same time, this pilot study will provide valuable information on exposures to environmental contaminants in pregnant women and their infants in California. By studying both mothers and their infants, the project will identify primary sources of exposure for pregnant mothers, as well as increase our understanding of the association between maternal exposure and birth outcomes.